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    Scarce 1796 "LIKERTY" Half Dime MS62, LM-1

    1796 H10C MS62 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The "LIKERTY" variety, with weak loops on the B in LIBERTY. Reasonably well struck for this issue, with strong curls on Liberty's head and most of the eagle's breast feathers present. (In comparison, the 1797 issues are always weakly struck on the eagle, and often poorly defined on Liberty's curls.) Deep shades of cobalt-blue and rose-gray adorn both sides. A die crack extends from the obverse rim through the lower half of star 6 to Liberty's ribbon ends. The surfaces are very clean, with just a few wispy marks on each side. For identification purposes, there is a shallow planchet depression (as struck) on the lower right section of the eagle's breast. A rare Mint State example of this scarce early half dime variety.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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